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Lego creations draw crowds at Geneva Public Library

Show will continue Sunday

GENEVA – Gil Wukitsch, of Geneva, and his two children stared in awe at the medieval city comprised of 400,000 Lego parts.

"It's unbelievable what they are able to do," said Wukitsch in describing the creations made by the Northern Illinois Lego Train Club, which were on display Saturday at the Geneva Public Library, 127 James St. The show will continue from noon to 4:45 p.m. Sunday.

Wukitsch brought his two kids, Grant, 4, and Ava, 6, to the show.

"We were just coming to the library to get some books," Wukitsch said. "He's a Lego guy. I'm sure they will be inspired to go home and build some things."

Dale Klein, of Hickory Hills, a member of the Northern Illinois Lego Train Club, has been working on his medieval city since 2007 and he's not done yet.

"It takes up my whole garage," Klein said. "It's fun. It's some place to let creative juices go. Lego is a great art medium."

The display contains a castle which took Klein two years to complete. Klein said he likes seeing the enjoyment that people get from his display.

"I like talking to people, and seeing their jaws hanging open looking at it," he said. "How could you not be happy when you see that?"

Also on display was a Lego version of the Kane County Courthouse in downtown Geneva. The show caught the interest of Joel Fry, 40, of Elgin.

"I've been a Lego enthusiast for a long time," Fry said. "I like to see what other people are doing. It gives me ideas."

Adam Stasiek, 37, of Schaumburg, also is a member of the Northern Illinois Lego Train Club, He also happens to be the assistant manager at the Lego store at Woodfield mall in Schaumburg.

"My hobby is my job and my job is my hobby," Stasiek said. "I have friends all over the world through this hobby."

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